Master of Arts in
Advanced Addiction Therapies

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The Master of Arts in Advanced Addiction Therapies Program is available for students who have already completed the courses required by the state of Washington for certification as Substance Use Disorder Professionals.

In this program, you will gain advanced knowledge that enhances your understanding of the behavioral health field in courses such as Process Addictions, Food & Addiction, Medication-Assisted Treatment, research and a look at the Biopsychosocial Approach to addiction, along with multiple other courses offered.

Please Note: This program does not lead to any credential offered in Washington state.

Admissions Requirements Curriculum & Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor of Applied Science from a regionally accredited university  
  • A calculated GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded post-secondary credits

You will need to either bring twelve credits of 400 and/or 500 level credits or complete 12 additional credits offered at EWU to complete this degree. The total number of credits required for this degree is 44. Financial aid funding is available.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Advanced Addiction Therapies, Master of Arts (MA)

This degree option is available for students who have already completed the current coursework required for certification as Substance Use Disorder Professionals in WA State or other states and are looking to move forward in their careers.  Students not interested in obtaining certification or any other credential specific to substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, or other credential/license, may also benefit from this degree option.

Admission Requirements

  • Overall Grade Point Average 3.0 or above.
  • Current resume.
  • Statement of intent/essay.
  • 2 professional references.
  • Other requirements described from Graduate Programs.
Required Courses
ADST 510UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION IN TRIBAL COMMUNITIES4
ADST 548MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT2
ADST 550SPIRITUALITY AND ADDICTION4
ADST 552PROCESS ADDICTIONS4
ADST 554TRAUMA INFORMED CARE4
ADST 555FOOD AND ADDICTION4
ADST 576ADDICTION: A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH4
ADST 582RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE4
ADST 602ADST PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO2
Required Elective Credits–chosen from approved related programs of study in consultation with advisor12
Total Credits44

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